Sunday, September 9, 2007

God's Provision

On Sundays we usually eat out for lunch after church. Today we went to a local restaurant that is known for their fried chicken and country cooking. We haven't been there for a long time so it was a nice change from our usual Mexican or chain restaurants. Being there brought back a memory from about 25 years ago.

We were a young married couple and I was very pregnant. My husband was not well and I guess it showed -- this was when he was having many problems from the muscle disease. We went to eat at this same restaurant after church that Sunday and when we finished eating I started looking for money in my purse and was fearful that I didn't have enough to pay for it, then I realized I did have just barely enough. But when the waitress came back to our table she didn't have a bill for us. She told us that someone else who was eating there that day had seen us and wanted to pay for our meal anonymously. Wow! We just couldn't believe that someone who didn't even know us would just pick us out of a crowd and pay for our meal. It was really a great blessing. Our meal was provided for us at just a time when we needed it most.

Isn't this what Jesus has done for us? He does know us, each of us, and he has paid the price that we owe for our sins. Our bill has been paid because God loved us so much that he sent his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. We are able to spend eternity in heaven because of this gift of love if we believe.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34


Frasypoo said...

Oh Kathy,what a sweet story.God blessed both you and your husband and the person who did it.
My husband does stuff like that all the time and it suprises me because it is not something I would think of...
God will talk to him and he will walk upto absolute strangers and give them a specific amt of money and you will be suprised at their reaction.It is always what the needed.He pays peoples bills at restaurant.

On a lighter note:My favorite place is Hartz chicken in Phenix city

Karen said...

Great post ! I was goibng to do a review on a book called As You Sow by Bill Bright ( Campus Crusade) to show a different persepctive to "getting" money ie money will come in as you give in faith.

For me, I made a promise that I will give $500 to the little community hospital I was talking about even though I knew I would have no salary for while and expected to have to dig inot my savings to continue the giving. But since then, from generous dividends from my shares and an unexpected bonus, I have not run short of money to give ( or to spend on myself) !

Amel's Realm said...

GREAT post, Kathy! It makes me smile, esp. when reading your personal story.

This post also reminds me of my Mom's stories of how God provided for them at the nick of the time whenever they had money trouble. ;-D

Frasypoo said...

Hi again Kathy,
Most of the stuff I buy I end up selling!It has turned out to be good pocket money!Thats why I look for designer/well known brands

Lori said...

What a wonderful example of how God takes care of His children.

BTW-Fried Chicken happen to be one of my favorites.

Nina said...

Great story, great analogy. That happened to us once when my son was about nine. We were in a really nice restaurant, and were prepared to pay (it's the kind of place you don't go to without making sure you have enough first!)
when the waitress told my husband our dinner had been "taken care of" by the gentleman at the bar.
We were a little creeped out by it but my husband went over to speak to the guy and he just said he was watching us and we reminded him of his family at one time. I got the feeling it wasn't the first time he had paid for a stranger's meal.